Silver Beaded Byzantine Chainmaille Bracelet

19 05 2012

Silver Chain + Silver Beads = Beautiful

I really like this design. It starts with a simple byzantine chainmaille pattern and then embellishes the chain and widens the bracelet with a double row of silver beads.

At first glance, this may look like a simple band of silver on your wrist, but when you look a bit more closely, what seemed like a little texture turns out to be the fascinating byzantine weave with silver rings facing in many directions. With the bead stringing wire I used, the bracelet has a slightly wavy look that makes it even more interesting than straight chain.

I have a similar bracelet with carnelian and turquoise beads here
and a similar bracelet with all carnelian beads here.

The overall effect, I’m sure you will agree, is a classy bracelet perfect for semi-casual / semi-formal wear.

Details

Current length: 6.75 inches (can be modified a little longer, but not much. Other sizes can be made.)
Width: 3/8 inches (just wide enough to accent a woman’s wrist)
Color pattern: All silver
Flexibility: Very flexible along its length to conform to a wrist, moderate flexibility from side to side
Clasp: Simple toggle clasp to keep the focus on the design
Basic Weave: Byzantine chainmaille weave
Materials: Silver-plated wire, beads, and clasp
Status: Available on Etsy $45 (order with all sterling silver, $150)

NOTE: This bracelet was sold through ETSY on 7/13/12. If you want one, e-mail me. I’ll make it for you.

Clasp and underside of silver beaded byzantine bracelet

99.9% silver plate is very shiny in the sun

Close-up of the silver chain and silver beads byzantine weave

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19 05 2012
whisperingiris

This is great! Wonder what it would like with gold, or even brass. Nicely done.

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